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Modified Season Openers Start In March

SMRT/KOMA May 8th Kingsport Speedway
NWSMT April 4th South Boston Speedway
NWMT April 12th Thompson Speedway

Andy Suess Get First Win of 2015 Season

Defending Champ Holds Off Goodale on GWC Finish

SOPHIA, N.C. – What a difference one race can make.

After finishing last in the season opener two weeks ago at Caraway Speedway, Seuss held off Eric Goodale on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Charles Kepley Memorial 150 Saturday in a return to Caraway.  

When Andy Seuss looks back on his 11th career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour win at the track he will probably think of his crew first.

Seuss' pit crew got him out of the pits first just in front of Eric Goodale on Lap 131, after a spin by Kyle Ebersole brought out the fifth caution flag of the race.

Ryan Preece rebounded from contact with JR Bertuccio on the final restart on Lap 146 to finish third, with Bertuccio and Burt Myers completing the top five. more results

Burt Myers Claims First Win at Hickory Motor Speedway In season Opener

Strategie Pays Off For 2014 Koma Champion

Burt Myers would use a different strategie near the end of the race for the win.

Ryan Preece lived up to his “Preece Lightning” nickname by pacing practices and setting fast time in qualifying with a 14.339. But his car would never be up to snuff in the 125-lap feature, failing to lead even a single lap.

Early on in the race Spencer Davis looked like he had the car that was going to lap the field, but cautions would cause his lead vanish. more results


Eric Goodale First NWSMT Win at Caraway

Wins NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Opener

Sophia, N.C. (Mar. 15, 2015) – Eric Goodale started his season off hot, winning the season opening Spring Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Riverhead, New York, driver became the second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver to win the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race.

Goodale was able to pass Jason Myers on Lap 124 on a restart and led the final 26 laps to earn his first career win on the southern tour. He started eighth in his No. 58 GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights Chevrolet.

Myers held on for second.

John Smith, who missed last season with a broken wrist, made his return a successful one with a third-place finish. David Calabrese and Bobby Measmer Jr. rounded out the top five. . Race Results

New London-Waterford Added To Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

Connecticut Oval Also Set For Whelen All-American Series Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 2, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that New London-Waterford Speedbowl's 65th season of auto racing will now include a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event on Saturday, May 30.

NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tours Add New Contingency Awards

Hoosier Racing Tire Sponsors Prizes in Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb 17, 2015) – NASCAR and Hoosier Racing Tire, the exclusive tire supplier for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours, announced today an exciting new awards program that is sure to be a hit among the teams in both tours.

The Hoosier Lap Leader Award, Hoosier Fastest Lap Award, and Hoosier Most Improved Award will be presented at each event for both Modified tours throughout the season, with additional mid-year and year-end awards increasing the prize pool for eligible teams.

“There is no more passionate racing community than the teams, drivers, and fans associated with our Modified tours,” said Brad Moran, NASCAR's managing director, touring series. “Our partners share that same passion, and these new awards further cement the position of the Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours as the premier short-track, open-wheeled racing league in North America.” more info..

World Series Of Asphalt Stock Car Racing To Stream Online

NASCAR, FansChoice.tv and Speed51 Partner To Broadcast New Smyrna

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2015) – New Smyrna Speedway has long been on the “must see” list for short-track race aficionados.

This year, a unique partnership between NASCAR, FansChoice.tv and Speed51.com will allow fans across the globe – and in the stands at the venerable .48-mile high-banked oval – to witness the action as never before.

In a special presentation format, FansChoice.tv powered by Speed51.com will broadcast eight nights of racing from the 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (hashtag: #NewSmyrnaWS) from Feb. 13-21. The race action is highlighted by the track's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Div. I Super Late Models and will include a mix of live and same-day coverage. more info..

SMRT/KOMA Unwind Modified Tour Announces 2015 Schedule

King, NC . (Jan. 16th 2015) – Race schedule for the SMRT/KOMA Unwind Modified Series has finally been released. This being the second year for the tour will have some great tracks add. The modifieds will visit the half mile of Concord Motor Speedway for the first time sents the North South Shootout left. Also anothe new track will be Kingsport Speedway in Kingsport, TN. See full schedule here

Hedgcock Racing 2014 Results
156 Wins
130 - 2nd Place, 134 - 3rd Place, 125 - 4th Place, 89 - 5th Place
634 - Top 5 Finishers

David Riggs Passes Away

A Car Owner, A Friend, an A True Champion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Riggs, the patriarch of Riggs Racing, one of the most successful teams in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.

Riggs got his start in modified racing in 1962 fielding cars in events for over four decades. 

He was also an inaugural team owner when the tour began operation in 2005 and along with his son Jeff, won the 2005 and 2006 championships with driver Junior Miller.

In 2008 David Riggs put a young Andy Seuss behind the wheel full-time and proceeded to win seven races with the Hampstead, New Hampshire native.

Riggs quit racing full-time after 2010, when Jeff died unexpectedly in the offseason. Seuss continued using some of Riggs'cars after teaming up with his current owner Eddie Harvey in 2011.

Riggs also fielded cars in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for drivers such as Jamie Tomaino, Tony Jankowiak, and Tim Arre, and won the prestigious modified race at Martinsville Speedway with Johnny Bryant in 1985.

“David Riggs and his entire family helped get the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour moving forward and their dedication to the series is appreciated,” said Brad Moran, managing director of NASCAR Touring Series. “On behalf of everyone at NASCAR we send our condolences to his wife Margaret and the entire Riggs family.”

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